With more than fifteen million copies of her novels sold in Europe, Charlotte Link makes her chillingly psychological American debut, now in English for the first time. A suspenseful, atmospheric new psychological crime novel from Germany’s most successful living female author.
An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present.
In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues, but they are still struggling to establish a connection between the two victims.
Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears and Valerie is led towards a dark secret, inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II.
Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late for action.
Charlotte Link is one of Europe's bestselling crime writers and has sold more than 15 million novels in Germany alone. Greeted by rave reviews, her atmospheric brand of psychological suspense made The Other Child a massive No. 1 bestseller in Germany. Charlotte has been nominated for the Fiction Category of the German Book Prize and her work has been widely adapted for TV, with the adaptation of The Other Child set for transmission in Germany in 2011.